December 5, 2023

HHW - June 2021

Some products in your home (certain paints, stains and varnishes, cleaners, polishes, automotive products, pesticides and herbicides) may contain hazardous components. The used, or leftover contents, of these products are known as “household hazardous waste.”

If thrown in the trash these items can contaminate our environment. This pollution can affect streams, lakes, wildlife and possibly our drinking water.

The facility provides an environmentally safe place for residents to dispose of household hazardous waste and is free to Oklahoma City residents. Please bring your City water bill as proof of residency.

Watch this short video to see what to expect when you visit. 

Mire este breve video para saber qué esperar cuando visite.

What We Take:

Auto Products:

  • Antifreeze
  • Auto body filler
  • Batteries (auto and motorcycle)
  • Brake fluid
  • Car cleaners
  • Car waxes and chrome polish
  • Carburetor cleaner
  • Diesel fuel
  • Engine degreaser
  • Gasoline – Accepted in containers. If you would like your container back, ask staff to label your container with name and phone number. Once emptied, you will be contacted for container pick-up.
  • Oil – used or unused
  • Oil filters
  • Power steering fluid
  • Radiator flushes
  • Refrigerants
  • Transmission fluid


  • Alkaline
  • Automotive
  • Rechargeable
  • Button cell
  • E-cigarette and vape device
  • Lead acid
  • Lithium ion (Li-Ion)
  • Lithium primary
  • Lithium polymer (Li-Po)
  • Nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH)

E-cigarettes and Vape Devices:

  • Batteries
  • Cartridges
  • E-liquid or juice
  • Pods
  • Tanks

Lawn and Garden Products:

  • Fertilizers
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Pesticides
  • Roach and ant killers
  • Rodent poisons
  • Soil fumigants
  • Weed killers

Household Products:

  • Abrasive cleaners
  • Aerosols
  • Ammonia-based cleaners
  • Bleach cleaners
  • Compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs)
  • Cooking oils
  • Degreasers
  • Deodorizers
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain cleaners
  • Floor cleaners and wax
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Furniture polishers
  • Kerosene, lamp oil
  • Laundry products
  • LED lightbulbs
  • Moth balls
  • Mercury switches
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Oven cleaners
  • Pool chemicals
  • Rug & upholstery cleaners
  • Rust & spot removers
  • Silver cleaners
  • Thermostats – complete with housing
  • Toilet & drain cleaner

Paint, Hobby and Pet Products:

  • Caulks, glues and cements
  • Chemistry sets
  • Flea powder & collars
  • Flea sprays & shampoo
  • Helium tanks
  • Lacquers & stains
  • Latex (water-based) paint Note: Alternatively, latex paint can be dried out and disposed of with regular trash.
  • Mineral spirits
  • Model airplane paints
  • Oil-based paints
  • Paint remover
  • Paint stripper
  • Paint thinners & turpentine
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Resins, fiberglass and epoxy
  • Rubber cement thinner
  • Rust proofing products
  • Varnishes
  • Wood preservatives

Do not pour chemicals into a single container. Leave them in their original packages.

Some household products, although harmless themselves, can be toxic when mixed.


What We Cannot Take

  • Ammunition
  • Explosives
  • Radioactive waste
  • Biomedical waste
  • Commercial hazardous waste
  • Refrigerant
  • High pressure cylinders
  • Tires
  • Medications
  • Computer equipment

For information about computer recycling visit: Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality

For information about Rx Take Back Program visit: Bureau of Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs Control

When purchasing household and lawn chemicals, paint products, or automotive products, keep in mind how you plan to use, store and dispose of each product and its’ container.

  • Only buy what you need. Don’t “stock up” on products you may never use. It can cost almost as much or more than the purchase price to properly dispose of household chemicals.
  • Whenever possible, purchase alternatives to environmentally hazardous household chemicals.
  • Read labels and use only as directed.
  • Ask your neighbors and friends if they need any of the products you do not use.
  • Store hazardous materials in cool, dry areas away from children and pets.
  • Keep materials in original containers or properly labeled.
  • With proper care, empty containers can be disposed of safely.


The division hosts an annual “special collection” for unwanted computers, tires, ammunition, and prescription drugs. Typically, this special collection event is held at the State Fairgrounds. 

You can also schedule a “mobile collection” event. A mobile collection event comes to your neighborhood and collects the same household hazardous waste accepted in the facility. The City supplies the personnel, equipment and flyers to advertise. The neighborhood schedules the date, location and passes out flyers to increase attendance. Note – this is not a “special collection” and we won’t be able to accept ammunition, tires, computers or medication at mobile events. Home Owner or Neighborhood Associations may contact us at (405) 297-1797 for more details or to schedule an event.


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